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Meaning and name origin
Robert \r(o)-be-rt\ as a boy's name is pronounced RAH-bert. It is of Old German origin, and the meaning of Robert is "bright fame". A favorite name for boys since the Middle Ages. Especially favored by the Scots due to 14th-century King Robert the Bruce and to poet Robert Burns. Name of an 11th-century Duke of Normandy who was also a Crusader. Roberto is a Latin form of the name. Senator Robert Kennedy; poet Robert Burns; actors Robert DeNiro, Robert Duvall, Rob Schneider; author Robert Lawson; General Robert E. Lee; author Robert Ludlum; baseball players Roberto Alomar, Roberto Clemente.
Robert has 30 variant forms: Bert, Bertie, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Rab, Rabbie, Riobard, Rip, Rob, Roban, Robb, Robben, Robbie, Robbin, Robbins, Robbinson, Robby, Robers, Roberto, Robertson, Robi, Robin, Robinson, Robson, Robyn, Robynson, Rupert, Ruperto and Ruprecht.
Robert is a very popular first name for males (#3 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#2533 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Robert for boys (2015 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Robert and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bert, Bertie, Bo, Bob, Bobbie, Bobby, Bruce, Rob, Robb, Robbie, Robby, Robert, Roberto, Robin and Rupert. (2015 statistics).
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